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Ghost Town Busters

After a dirty-bomb attack, special formulations could counter radioactive contamination

11:06am, October 25, 2005

It's a lot easier to make a mess than to clean one up. This fact of life has lately become fraught with dire possibilities. Suppose the mess is radioactive? Suppose it was created by terrorists wielding a dirty bomb, an explosive laced with a radioactive substance such as uranium or cesium? What then? Reach for a bottle of Radiation-Be-Gone?

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